Colin Hann and Pedro Páramo are friends and partners in the LingoLibros adventure. Lingolibros is a young and developing company. Our aim is to produce quality bilingual books with an easy to follow parallel text, at an affordable price. We believe that they will be of particular benefit to couples with bilingual children who hope to develop their child's understanding of their native tongues. Our books are, so far, short stories with amusing illustrations suitable for reading aloud to young children in a single language or in a combination of two languages. Older children can enjoy reading these stories by themselves to learn and practice their second language. Students with a basic or intermediate knowledge of a foreign language will find these books very helpful in developing their vocabulary and understanding of the
second language. We hope you benefit from and enjoy reading these bilingual tales.
This book is based on an extensive experience teaching Portuguese to foreign students, creating the first Portuguese Departments for several Chinese Universities, and most importantly, based on the insights acquired through cooperations with the Universities of Guangdong, Harbin, Jilin and Shanghai, in China.
During these years, the author researched everything that exists in the market to teach the Portuguese Language, and that’s why he knows that you won’t ever find a manual for the teaching of the Portuguese Language that can guarantee you faster and better results, but also more motivating and interesting than what is presented here.
Moreover, during his experience as a lecturer, the author was considered one of the most efficient Language Teachers in China, recommended by the Portuguese Embassy as one of their best lecturers ever, and his students were known for winning multiple national awards related to speech, translation, interpretation and writing competitions, and also known for being the fastest at language learning. Many of them became fluent Portuguese speakers in just one month.
Today, these formers students are managers, entrepreneurs, translators, interpreters, and employees of some of the best and most popular companies around the world, including futebol teams, and in countries as diversified as Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Spain, Saudi Arabia, China, England and the USA, among many others.